Had a double mysectomy with reconstruction. Sharp burning pain in rt. breast when I lay on my side. Breast has developed a lip

Mysectomy was about 8 yrs ago. Recently had saline taken out & silacone put in. 2 months now. Then about two weeks ago I noticed a lip at the bottom of the breast or a fold. when I lay down on my side i get a sharp burning pain. Sometimes so bad it wakes me up

Doctor Answers (2)

Breast reconstruction and fold


It is difficult to say what the fold is that you are feeling. It could be alloderm or the like, but without an exam I could not say. You should speak with your surgeon.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Pain in breast reconstruction


it sounds as if you are developing a fold or crease in the silicone implant. This fold or crease can create a point of tenderness.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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